Aug 26th, 2010
It’s time that we, as parents, evaluate why exactly we say ‘no’ as much as we do. At an age in which the transition from the helplessness of being a baby to the stark realization that the self is an independent human separate from mommy is, at best, abrupt, our kids need to hear ‘yes’ more.
Aug 26th, 2010
Childhood is supposed to be the happiest time in a person’s life, yet childhood depression affects about 15% of all school-going kids between the age of six and twelve - and most parents are still clueless about its occurrence, causes and implications. Here's how you can watch out for symptoms and help your child develop coping skills.
Aug 24th, 2010
Most parents REALLY want to be good parents. But since it is rare for parents to take parenting classes before becoming parents, we inadvertently do lots of things to mess up our kids. This tongue-in-cheek article may help you to see what you are doing!
Aug 23rd, 2010
Kids crave attention and if they don’t get it in a good way you can be sure that they will do something naughty to get it in a bad way. It is our responsibility as parents to figure out what is the cause of our child’s misbehavior.
Aug 23rd, 2010
Being an introvert and being shy are two different things. Every parent wants their child to be outgoing and to mingle with lots of people, but introverts have different strengths. Here are some ways that parents can understand their introverted child and build on her strengths instead of trying to change her.
Aug 22nd, 2010
When you have more than one child, from time to time they might ask you if you love one sibling more. You need to know if they just crave affirmation, or are using this excuse to manipulate the situation during an argument or power struggle. James Lehman offers tips for responding appropriately.
Aug 21st, 2010
Wouldn’t you agree that if we know what language someone is speaking, it is a bit easier to communicate with them? Most children and adults have a "love language" that they favor. In his book 'The Five Love Languages of Children', author Gary Chapman talks about what we as parents can do to make our children feel loved.
Aug 20th, 2010
Good oral hygiene can begin when your children are babies. But teaching your child about dental hygiene can either be torture or fun, depending on how you approach it. Here are four easy ways to help your kids take the best care of their teeth while making it a fun part of your family’s daily routine.
Aug 19th, 2010
Our world challenges us greatly to shift our attention to the hopeful, to what brings and enhances life. And I believe it affects our parenting profoundly. How can we stay focused on hope, on the positive, and on what is working in our daily lives with our children? Here are five considerations for hopeful parenting in troubling times.